FIREHOUSE

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Client: Private Homeowner

Completion Date: 2007


This project is a conversion of a former trolley maintenance garage and subsequent firehouse into an owner-occupied residence and rental loft. The 5,000-square foot project incorporates industrial design elements of the former structure through the use of exposed structural and ornamental steel, acid etched concrete floors, and the incorporation of on-site reclaimed lumber into the millwork and a new custom stair. The former attic, under a high sloping roof, was opened up to add a mezzanine level and higher observation deck perched high over the living area.